From the National Weather Service out of Morehead City this morning (Apr. 19):
We are becoming increasingly concerned for a widespread severe weather outbreak late today and especially tonight, from around 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. Saturday.
An upgrade to a moderate threat for severe storms has been issued for parts of Eastern North Carolina, especially inland areas.
This means that widespread severe thunderstorms are likely. Damaging winds to 55-75 mph are the main threat, but isolated tornadoes are also a possibility.
The graphics below show the expected impacts for Ocracoke.